Change choice column with modern ribbon custom button in Dynamics 365

Learn how to create a custom button in Dynamics 365 and change a choice/option set value

The goal

In this exercise we will add a custom button to our model driven app, for the user to change the value of an option set/choice column.

How to

Step 1
In the contacts table create a new choice field and add the following options:

  • Has been contacted
  • Has not been contacted

Add the field to your form

Step 2
Edit your app, and in the navigation panel click the 3 dots on Contacts view -> Edit command bar -> Edit

In the next window select Main Form

To add a new button to the ribbon click New in the top left corner and choose Command

Select your new button and in the command menu bar select a name and an icon

Step 3
Add the following code to the OnSelect property of the button

    Self.Selected.Item.'Contact Status' = 'Contact Status (Contacts)'.'Has not been contacted',
                {'Contact Status': 'Contact Status (Contacts)'.'Has been contacted'}),
                {'Contact Status': 'Contact Status (Contacts)'.'Has not been contacted'}
Notify("Contact Status changed to: " & Lower(Self.Selected.Item.'Contact Status'),

Click save and publish

Step 4
Our new button is now ready in our model driven app, and can change the value of our record

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